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Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:30 AM

King Baudouin I and Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón: 15 December 1960
On the 15th of December 1960, king Baudouin of the Belgians (30) got married to a Spanish noble woman, doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón (32).

By doing so, Fabiola immediatly became queen.

Their civil marriage was in the royal palace of Brussels, the church wedding in the Saint Michel et Gudule cathedral in Brussels.

Fabiola wore the tiara of the nine provinces, which had been a wedding gift of Belgium to Baudouin's mother, queen Astrid, who died when he was 5. since then this tiara has only been worn by the queens of the Belgians (with exception of princess Lilian).

Fabiola wore a gorgeous dress, worthy of a queen, designed by Balenciaga. A few years ago she donated it to the Balenciaga museum in Spain.

Here you can find a special page about their wedding with many gorgeous color photos, a lot of information and the guests at their wedding:

Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:31 AM

Putting the ring on each other's finger}

Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:33 AM

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A color picture

Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:35 AM

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Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:36 AM

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Civil wedding at the royal palace

Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:39 AM

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Cathérine Bergeyck 04-16-2004 02:50 AM

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Waving from the balcony

Cathérine Bergeyck 05-16-2004 02:57 PM

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Cathérine Bergeyck 05-24-2004 12:36 AM

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At their engagement:

Hannelore 10-20-2004 04:33 AM

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civil and church wedding

Hannelore 10-29-2004 08:37 AM

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December 15th, 1960

Jackswife 10-29-2004 10:13 AM

Probably my all-time favorite wedding veil among 20th-century royal brides. A classy elegant look for a classy elegant lady, and judging from her appearance lately, she hasn't changed. :D Still a lady in every sense of the word. Thanks for the memories, Catherine!

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-01-2004 04:03 AM

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Here's another, very beautiful photo (courtesy Chris :))

Julia 11-01-2004 04:41 PM

Really beautiful photos Catherine. Thank you for posting them. Fabiola was a beautiful and elegant bride!

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-03-2004 04:03 AM

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She certainly was! Here are a few more, in black and white:

Hannelore 11-10-2004 08:11 AM

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Boudewijn and Fabiola in color :)

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-14-2004 12:19 PM

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portrait with the family

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-16-2004 05:56 AM

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A few more, from Chris

Cathérine Bergeyck 11-17-2004 03:14 AM

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Cathérine Bergeyck 12-16-2004 02:33 PM

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view of the guests

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